Category: Public administration

Healthcare
Fighting Bureaucrats for Children’s Lives

Children suffering from cystic fibrosis in Una-Sana Canton have been waiting for months for the Health Insurance Institute to approve expensive medicines. While waiting for approval, the health condition of some has deteriorated and some have moved abroad.

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ITA BiH, Banja Luka
Judiciary
The Boss and Her “Blackshirt” Mob

Some inspectors of the BiH Indirect Taxation Authority racketeer shopkeepers using a well-established mode of operation: they ask for money to turn a blind eye to their wrongdoings. Those who refuse to give bribes are illegally deprived of their goods.

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Dom naroda Parlamentarne skupštine Bosne i Hercegovine
Politicians' Assets
Retirement Severance as Pocket Money for Officials

During the past decade, almost BAM 440 thousand was paid as retirement severance to fifteen BiH politicians in three state institutions. However, most of them continued working and receiving salaries in addition to their retirement benefits.

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Judiciary
Flexible Justice for Judges and Prosecutors

In the last four years, the disciplinary commissions of the HJPC BiH acquitted 12 judges and prosecutors of the disciplinary liability, while in one case they did not even conduct the disciplinary proceedings.

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Natural resources
Land Clearing at the Gates to the Bjelašnica Olympic Center

Trnovo municipality arranged for the illegal cutting of 3.5 hectares of forest where it planned to build sport courts, apartment complexes and a hotel. Most of the wood the municipality sold or gave away to private firms. Reporters could not track down what happened with the remainder.

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Politicians' Assets
Parliamentarians Immune to Catching the “Cost-savings” Virus

Members of the national Parliament and the FBiH House of Peoples blew an opportunity to trim their salary and thereby contribute these savings to the fight against COVID-19. Only the MPs from the FBiH House of Representatives adopted the initiative. No such motion in Republika Srpska was even proposed.

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Healthcare
Contingency Funds in the Fight Against Coronavirus

Some governmental authorities in BiH have already used up their contingency reserve funds in the fight against coronavirus. Last year they used money earmarked for emergency and unanticipated events to help out citizens’ associations, sport clubs, and for competitors on TV shows.

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Natural resources
Business Elite Siphons Off Fees for Water

Over the past 16 years, the Sarajevo Cantonal authorities have done little to reign in the unauthorized use of thermal spring water by a hotel complex and spa resort in Ilidža at a cost of millions of KM in fees.

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